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Dr Keithellakpam Sanatombi

Designation: Assistant Professor (S-2)

Specialization: Plant Biotechnology

Contact: +91-9856133838

Email: ksanatombi [AT] rediffmail.com, ksanatombi [AT] manipuruniv.ac.in

M.Sc.(Panjab University);  Ph.D.(Manipur University)

Website: http://manipuruniv.ac.in/faculty/71

  1. Name and full correspondence address:

    Keithellakpam Sanatombi

    Assistant Professor,

    Department of Biotechnology, Manipur University,Canchipur, Imphal-795003

  1. Email(s) and contact number(s): ksanatombi[AT]rediffmail.com, M: 9856133838

  1. Academic Qualification: M. Sc. (Panjab University); Ph. D. (Manipur University)

  2. Interest / Research Area: In vitro secondary metabolite production and genetic profiling of plants.

  3. Specialization: Plant Biotechnology

  4. Professional Recognition/ Award/ Prize/ Certificate, Fellowship received by the applicant:

  • Award of Merit by Panjab University Botanical Society, 2001

  • JRF–NET & SRF-NET, CSIR (2003-2008)

  • CSIR Research Associate (Oct., 2008- Jan., 2009)

  • DBT Bio-CARE Research Scheme (2012- 2015)

  1. Number of Ph.D. Students guiding: Three (3): Ms.Khaidem Kabita Chanu (Registration No. 3412/15), Ms.Rajkumari Lunphasana Devi (Registration No. 3693/17) and Ms. Oinam Priyoda Devi (Registration No. 3676/17)

  2. Number of Ph.D. Students guided: Two (2): Ms. Mayengbam Nganthoi Devi (Registration No. 2993/12), Ms. Sanatombi Rajkumari (Registration No. 3102/13)


  1. Selected peer-reviewed publications:

  1. Kabita, K.C., Sharma, S.K. & Sanatombi, K. Analysis of capsaicinoid biosynthesis pathway genes expression in callus cultures of Capsicum chinense Jacq. cv. ‘Umorok’. Plant Cell Tiss Organ Cult (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11240-019-01591-w

  2. Rajkumari S., Sanatombi K. (2018) In Vitro Production of Some Important Secondary Metabolites from Zingiber Species. In: Kumar N. (eds) Biotechnological Approaches for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. Springer, Singapore

  3. Rajkumari, S. & Sanatombi, K. Genetic Diversity Analysis of Hedychium Species Based on RAPD and ISSR Markers. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., India, Sect. B Biol. Sci. (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40011-018-0976-y

  4. Rajkumari S., Sanatombi K. (2018) Nutritional Value, Phytochemical Composition and Biological Activities of Edible Curcuma Species: A Review. International Journal of Food Properties; 20(3): S2668-S2687.

  5. Nganthoi M., Sanatombi K. (2018) Artemisinin production by callus and cell suspension culture of Artemisia nilagarica (C.B. Clarke) Pamp. International Journal of Scientific Research and Reviews; 7(1): 179-188.

  6. Sanatombi, R. and Sanatombi K. (2017). Biotechnology of Zingiber montanum (Koenig) Link ex A. Dietr.: A review. Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. 4:1-4.

  7. Rajkumari S., Sanatombi K. (2016) Biodiversity and Conservation of Medicinal Plants. In: Medicinal plants and its Therapeutic Uses. Birla Kshetrimayum, OMICS Group eBooks, USA; pp 1-7.

  8. Kabita K. C., Linthoinganbi N., Sanatombi K. (2015) Accumulation of Indigo in tissue cultures of Strobilanthescusia (nees) kuntze. International Journal of Information Research and Review; 2(12): 1496-1499.

  9. Sanatombi, K., and Sharma G.J. (2012). In vitro regeneration of Capsicum chinense Jacq. Current Trends in Biotechnology and Pharmacy. Vol. 6 (1): 66-72.

  10. Sanatombi K., Sen-Mandi S., & Sharma G.J.(2010). DNA profiling of Capsicum landraces of Manipur. Scientia Hort. 124: 405-408.

  11. Sanatombi K. & Sharma G.J.(2008). In vitro plant regeneration in six cultivars of Capsicum spp. using different explants. Biol. Plant., 52(1): 141-145.

  12. Sanatombi K. & Sharma G.J. (2008). In vitro propagation of Capsicum chinense Jacq. Biol. Plant.52 (3): 517-520.

  13. Sanatombi K. & Sharma G.J.(2008). Capsaicin content and pungency of different Capsicum spp. cultivars. Not. Bot. Hort. Agrobot. Cluj., 36(2):88-90.

  14. Sanatombi, K., and Sharma, G.J. (2007). Micropropagation of Capsicum frutescens L. using axillary shoot explants, Scientia Hort., 113(1): 96-99.

  15. Sanatombi K. & Sharma G.J.(2007). Micropropagation of Capsicum annuum L. Not. Bot. Hort. Agrobot. Cluj., 35(1):57-64.

  16. Sanatombi, K., and Sharma, G.J. (2006). In vitro regeneration and mass multiplication of Capsicum annuum L. J. Food Agric. Environ., 4(1): 205-208.


  1. Completed Research Projects:


  1. DBT (BioCARE sheme for women Scientists) project “In vitro culture of cassumunar zinger (Zingiber montanum Koenig link ex Dietr) for secondary metabolite production” (2012-2015)

  2. SERB (Fastract scheme for young scientists) project “In vitro culture of Strobilanthes flaccidifollius Nees. for indigo production” (2012-2015)

  3. DBT funded “In vitro culture of Capsicum chinense Jacq. cv. ‘Umorok’ for capsaicin production” (2013-2016)